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Internal Control and Audit Division: Federal State Audit Branch

The Federal State Audit Branch (FSAB) conducts comprehensive audits of Federal and State Meat and Poultry Inspection (MPI) programs. This includes on-site and desk audits of records, reports, and other relevant documents to determine compliance with regulatory requirements. FSAB provides feedback on these audits to Agency and State officials. Findings from these audit activities provide pertinent information that can be used to ensure the public health objectives are being met. FSAB provides technical expertise in designing methods, protocols, and procedures for reviewing and auditing Federal and State inspection programs.

FSAB Functions

  • Conduct systematic and special audits of Federal and State MPI programs to assess inspection operations and activities.
  • Conduct comprehensive State MPI program audits to ensure that States are enforcing laws and regulations that are "at least equal to" the requirements of the Federal Meat Inspection Act, Poultry Products Inspection Act, Humane Methods of Slaughter Act, and all relevant regulations.
  • Conduct special inquiries and audits to assess inspection program operations and activities, analyze results, and develop recommendations and reports.
  • Provide technical expertise in the formulation of data collection, planning, executing, and reporting findings from audits of Federal and State MPI programs.

Related Links
The Review of State Programs Summary Report and Individual State Reports have been published to the FSIS Web site.

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Last Modified Oct 31, 2013